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Michel Rocard

Michel Rocard

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Michel Rocard, former First Secretary of the French Socialist Party and a member of the European Parliament for 15 years, was Prime Minister of France from 1988 to 1991.

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  1. Iran in the Middle
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    Iran in the Middle

    Dec 10, 2014 Michel Rocard argues that a nuclear deal with Iran is made more likely by tectonic changes in the Middle East.

  2. Peace in an Age of Extremes
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    Peace in an Age of Extremes

    Aug 27, 2014 Michel Rocard examines the historical and religious factors fueling conflict in the greater Middle East.

  3. The Age of Violence
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    The Age of Violence

    May 28, 2014 Michel Rocard urges the global public to compel its leaders to overcome three obstacles to peace and prosperity.

  4. Taming Europe’s Banks
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    Taming Europe’s Banks

    Feb 25, 2014 Michel Rocard warns that the EU's failure to reform its banking sector has set the stage for another crisis.

  5. What's Ailing France?
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    What's Ailing France?

    Nov 26, 2013 Michel Rocard puts France's recent credit-rating downgrade in global context.

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    Is the Quad Becoming a Potemkin Alliance?

    Brahma Chellaney fears that US President Joe Biden’s conciliatory approach toward China is undermining Indo-Pacific security.
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    The High Costs of the New US Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

    Every time one set of protectionist measures against China disappoints, the United States escalates its economic war in the hope that additional restrictions will prove more effective. Yet by slapping massive tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, America has laid bare its own hypocrisy and economic vulnerabilities.

    laments the Biden administration's embrace of costly, futile efforts to outcompete low-cost rivals.
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    How G7 Leaders Can Unlock Financing for Africa

    William Ruto

    With many African countries trapped in perpetual cycles of debt, financing investment in sustainable development has become increasingly difficult, if not impossible. The situation demands that wealthy countries step up and offer debt relief and cancellation, in addition to more concessional and long-term financing.

    urges wealthy countries to help bring the global financial system into line with the developing world's needs.
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    The Threat of Trumpflation and a Fed War

    J. Bradford DeLong thinks monetary hawks should be more worried about the return of a populist demagogue to the White House.
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    Is China Too Old to Get Rich?

    Yi Fuxian explains why the country’s rising median age is at the root of its current malaise.
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    The Dangerous Retreat into Protectionism

    Carl Bildt warns that nothing good will come from a more deeply fragmented global economy.
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    The Case for Ukraine’s NATO Accession

    Yuriy Gorodnichenko & Ilona Sologoub explain why giving in to the Kremlin’s nuclear blackmail could push the alliance into a death spiral.
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    Don’t Believe the AI Hype

    Daron Acemoglu finds nothing to support widely cited assessments of the technology’s near-term potential.
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    What the China Pessimists Are Getting Wrong

    Yu Yongding rejects gloomy narratives about the economy’s prospects and proposes ways to revive growth.

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